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adv.1.In the Socratic method.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(61) This text is most remarkable, not least because it presents Protagoras as asking Socrates to behave socratically rather than sophistically.
Lewis' tactics in this sense are less Socratic than Platonic, although he mixes poetic dialogue with Socratically recommended description where he deems direct explanation most necessary, chiefly in his books for children, who "cannot distinguish what is allegorical from what is not," to recall Socrates' phrase.
Dieter is better informed than Harry only in that, Socratically, he knows how little he knows, admitting (while still status conscious): "I am about as much endowed beyond an accomplished scholar as he in turn is more knowledgeable than a clod from a poorly endowed school" (236).
(3) Pose example problems to give the students practice in S/V reasoning, guiding them Socratically when necessary.
(4) As if lecturing his law class, the professor and Army major asked socratically, "What shall we do about this, gentlemen?" (5)
NAJP: Then how can you systematize Socratic conversations, and how can you train teachers to systematically teach Socratically?
Counterarguments, or "talking contraries," as Frost liked to say, are Socratically necessary to advance understanding.
At the heart of the laughter of such self-mockery is thus a kind of mise en abyme similar to what Simon Critchley thinks of as the pure smile: 'the highest laugh, the mirthless laugh, the laugh laughing at the laugh, the risus gurus'; the humour that, somewhat Socratically, turns against itself.
Pangloss no longer endorses these concepts, but socratically interrogates them.
It also doesn't help that Sable speaks clinically (as the psychotherapist he is) as well as Socratically. The reader has the impression that this interview is a replication of a Platonic dialogue, with Guter filling the unenviable role of the dupe forced to respond to Socrates' (in this case, Sable's) all-knowing interrogatories.
Calling it essential to "dichotomize" words Socratically in order to become aware of the deceptive uses to which they can be put, Babbitt introduced a wide array of dichotomies in his works.